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Save your hearing with Hearing Saver for Android

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 in Uncategorized by Nick

Have you ever been listening to music in your car at full volume, and then when you plug in your earphones forget to lower it? This app stops that from happening by automatically setting the volume to one of two levels when the headphone is plugged or unplugged. It can also be set to automatically mute the phone’s ring and notification sounds when headphones are plugged in.

The app is very simple, to match its very simple purpose. When you first download the app, or update it, you must open it at least once to configure it and to start the background service that allows it to work. You can alternatively restart your phone, although you don’t have to, because the app will start itself at boot after it is installed.

The configuration has two sliders and a checkbox: The sliders control what volume will be set when the headphone jack is plugged in and when it is pulled out. The checkbox controls whether or not the app will mute the ringer and notifications when the headphone jack is plugged in. If it is enabled, the app should return your ringer to what it was before it was muted once the headphones are unplugged.

After setting it up, theres nothing more you need to do. The app will run a small service in the background and set your volume presets when the headset is plugged in or unplugged.

This app is Open Source and licensed under the Apache License. All source and issue tracker is available at http://code.jakebasile.com/hearing-saver/.

 

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